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    What we have inherited from our fathers and mothers is not all
    that 'walks in us.' There are all sorts of dead ideas and
    lifeless old beliefs. They have no tangibility, but they haunt
    us all the same and we can not get rid of them. Whenever I take
    up a newspaper I seem to see Ghosts gliding between the lines.
    Ghosts must be all over the country. as thick as the sands of the
    sea.

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What's ill-got scarce to a third heir descends,
Nor wrongful booty meets with prosperous ends.
[Lat., De read more

What's ill-got scarce to a third heir descends,
Nor wrongful booty meets with prosperous ends.
[Lat., De male quaesitis vix gaudet tertius paeres,
Nec habet eventus sordida praeda bonos.]

by Richard Savage Found in: Inheritance Quotes,
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He lives to build, not boast, a generous race;
No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.

He lives to build, not boast, a generous race;
No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.

by Richard Savage Found in: Inheritance Quotes,
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And all to leave what with his toil he won,
To that unfeather'd two-legged thing, a son.

And all to leave what with his toil he won,
To that unfeather'd two-legged thing, a son.

by John Dryden Found in: Inheritance Quotes,
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To kill a relative of whom you are tired is one thing. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is read more

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is one thing. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is a genuine pleasure.

by Honore De Balzac Found in: Inheritance Quotes,
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A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him read more

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.

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If you want to see what your friends and family think of you, die broke, and see who comes to read more

If you want to see what your friends and family think of you, die broke, and see who comes to your funeral.

by Gregory Nunn Found in: Inheritance Quotes,
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